Make this Christmas a memorable one by including your kids while cooking. Here are some recipes that your children will enjoy making.

The Christmas holidays are a fantastic time to get the kids cooking. the kids occupied over the summer holidays with these fabulous, easy-to-make Christmas gifts. We’ve got gingerbread men, shortbread biscuits, Christmas puddings and lots more to keep little fingers busy.Cooking is a great opportunity for the family to bond and spend time with each other. Also, cooking is a life skill and it’s never too early to teach children about basic nutrition, you never know, you may have a talented young chef within the family.

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Christmas Candy Recipes

It is a tradition at our house to create several candy recipes and make a beautiful platter to share at parties or as gifts. We make candy throughout the weeks of December or even a month ahead of Christmas. I cut fudge into individual squares and freeze it. Then take some out as I need it and make a platter of different varieties. Here are some of our favorite homemade candy recipes that you can make with your kids this Holiday season. Just remember to save some for your own family too.

Christmas Sandwich Cookies

In a large bowl, combine the butter, whipping cream and flour. Cover and refrigerator for two hours.Divide the dough into two portions. Return one half to the refrigerator to stay chilled. Pour sugar into a small shallow bowl. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a round cookie cutter or a glass. Place cut-out cookies into the bowl of sugar. Turn over to coat both sides. Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for seven to nine minutes.

Christmas Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

This Christmas rice crispy treats recipe is fun to make with the kids. These recipe holiday rice crispy treats are shaped into Christmas trees, then decorated. Candy canes make the tree trunks for these fun rice krispie treats.

Frosted Butter Cutouts

Sour Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla. In a side bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt; then gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.